POWER BANK PulsePak Emergency Charger/£
Measuring barely larger than a pair of AA batteries and tipping the scales at a mere 20g, the PulsePak is one of the tiniest external batteries we’ve seen. Cosseted away inside the tough plastic shell is a 500mAh cell – that’s enough, PulsePak claims, to provide a two-hour charge to a modern smartphone.
That charge is hardly going to make a dent in a weekend at a festival, but in an emergency, an extra two hours of talk or screen time could be a lifesaver. In testing, the PulsePak delivered too, adding an extra hour and 45 minutes of browsing time to a Nexus 6, albeit with the screen brightness turned down. The fragile connector can also be retracted back into the case, preventing it from getting bashed. At £13, it’s an ideal stocking filler for anyone prone to running their phone battery down to 0%.